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Address: Northern Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Activities: Walking
Description: One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known...
One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known for its spectacular views of the island.
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Not much to do there..

We went to the lighthouse on a rented jeep, it was fun getting there since you pass eagle beach, Palm Beach, Arashi Beach and some dunes, where you can off road a bit, on the way... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the lighthouse on a rented jeep, it was fun getting there since you pass eagle beach, Palm Beach, Arashi Beach and some dunes, where you can off road a bit, on the way. Once you get to the lighthouse, closed due to maintenance, you basically have nothing else to do except take pictures and go inside a... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is worthwhile to drive up the lighthouse. It is one of the most popular spots on the island and you have a beautifull view over the ocean and both the rough part of the island and the hotel section.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I always like going to see lighthouses and this one was ok. I always to see historic places, so it was cool to see and read about but we were only there for 20 minutes.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Did a city tour and seen the light house on it. It was ok, nice views of the city. The lighthouse was nice to see too. A great stop for good photos

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

After you look at the lighthouse don't be afraid to drive your car around on the dirt roads that spider off from the pavement. We found some interesting coves and rock formations. It is really a desolate area. There are a few tide pools, lots of wind, and not too much else. There was an ice cream truck at the... More 

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St Maarten-St Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

nothing to do there really but the view is breathtaking and it's a nice stop after an ATV ride. Will advice it on the list of things to see during a day.

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Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

we stop at the California lighthouse on our bus tour of Aruba...its a landmark worth visiting ...you could buy souvenirs or different type of juices all homemade ...

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You can reach this by car and enjoy the nice view on top! There is also a restaurant there to have a drink or dinner.

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Named after a ship that sank off the coast. You cannot go in anymore but the views are wonderful. There is an Italian restaurant next to it and the views are worth it. Take a DePalm or other tour or drive your self. Enjoy.

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Little River, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If it is part of your tour it's worth it but I wouldn't make a special trip out there unless you plan on eating at the Italian restuarant that is located next to it,

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